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Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy, The-Holiday Ed.: and Other Stories
     

Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy, The-Holiday Ed.: and Other Stories

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by Tim Burton
 

From breathtaking stop-action animation to bittersweet modern fairy tales, filmmaker Tim Burton has become known for his unique visual brilliance -- witty and macabre at once. Now he gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children -- misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. His lovingly lurid

Overview

From breathtaking stop-action animation to bittersweet modern fairy tales, filmmaker Tim Burton has become known for his unique visual brilliance -- witty and macabre at once. Now he gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children -- misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. His lovingly lurid illustrations evoke both the sweetness and the tragedy of these dark yet simple beings -- hopeful, hapless heroes who appeal to the ugly outsider in all of us, and let us laugh at a world we have long left behind (mostly anyway).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060526498
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/22/2002
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
562,486
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.85(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Read an Excerpt

Stick Boy and Match Girl in Love

Stick boy liked Match Girl,
he liked her a lot.
He liked her cute figure,
he thought she was hot.

But could a flame ever burn
for a match and a stick?
It did quite literally;
he burned up pretty quick.

Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy, The-Holiday Ed.. Copyright © by Tim Burton. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

Tim Burton is the creative genius behind Batman, Beetlejuice, Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks!, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, among others. He began his career at Disney, where his first project was a six-minute tribute to Vincent Price. His second film, the twenty-seven-minute Frankenweenie, was deemed unsuitable for children and never released in theaters. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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